Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Update from College Board Forum Latest News on PSAT and SAT

Several members of the Compass  leadership team  Ã¢â‚¬â€ Bruce Reed, Matt Steiner, and I — spent February 19-20 in Newport Beach attending the College Board’s annual Western Regional Forum. We make it a point to never miss any of the important conferences in the college admission and testing space, and we’re especially attentive at a time like this when the major tests are in such a state of flux. Many important details of the new PSAT and SAT rollout are coming into focus. We’re also receiving strong confirmation of information that had previously been presented as tentative — though we remain a bit concerned  timelines and goalposts will  be moved again. Highlights of interest:   Practice Tests and Question-and-Answer Service The most exciting news for us test prep geeks is that College Board has (wisely) decided to increase the number of practice tests that will be released for the new SAT. For the last year, we’ve been warned that only four practice tests would be available. In a session run jointly by reps from College Board and Khan Academy, we learned of the decision that four additional tests (for a total of eight) will be released (4 of these will be developed by Khan under supervision from College Board). The schedule of practice test releases is partially confirmed. The first (and only) mock test for the new PSAT is scheduled for release on March 19 — so approximately seven months in advance of the debut of the first official PSAT in October 2015. The first four of the mock SATs will make their appearance in May, approximately ten months before the first official test debuts in March 2016. The additional four mock tests will likely be released one at a time throughout the remainder of 2015 in such a way as to entice students to continue to engage with Khan Academy. Distribution of the first four mock SATs will be via two channels: a new  Official SAT Study Guide  in hard-copy form, and online through the  College Board’s new partnership with Khan Academy, a joint venture of which College Board is extremely proud. The second series of four tests will be available only through the Khan website, but will be downloadable as PDFs. Students will be able to use an app on their phones to snap a picture of their test answer sheet and upload it for instant scoring. A total of eight new SAT practice tests, with supposedly/hopefully accurate scaling, is a significant improvement from what was previously promised. We shared our feelings last year  at length here  and  in brief here  about how unfavorably the thin body of practice material for the new SAT will compare to the ACT’s long-established canon. We’re now softening on this position a bit, but for the serious prepper in the class of 2017, the ACT is still the safer choice due to its large bank of previously administered tests and the resulting repository of well-calibrated test prep materials. Beyond the first official administration of the new test, College Board is committing to the release of live exams on their usual schedule. In 2016, they will release the April â€Å"school testing† exam as well as the May, October, and January (2017) exams as they always have through their â€Å"Question-and-Answer Service† offering. We are hopeful that by the time the current 9th and 8th graders (high school graduating classes of 2018 and 2019) are coming through their testing cycle, the dust will have settled and we will return to the current equilibrium in which students choose between the SAT and ACT based on accurate practice tests and equally robust test prep curricula and methods. College Board / Khan Academy The Khan Academy partnership continues to be held up by College Board as a game-changer for students, especially those who choose self-directed test prep. College Board is promising that extensive additional content will be made available through Khan and that this content will be as well-calibrated to the actual test as the material being developed by College Board’s in-house experts (who have trained and continue to evaluate the Khan content developers). We are hopeful that this partnership will fulfill its promise and these new resources will be a win for students. A beta version of  the Khan prep platform for the new SAT  will launch in late May, with a more fully built-out set of functionality targeted for release in October of 2015. One of the most important features of the online self-study program is the ability for students to take a diagnostic test and receive a personalized prescription directing their ongoing efforts. The diagnostic tests will initially be the mock SATs, but a promised feature post-PSAT in late 2015 is the ability for students to link their College Board account with their Khan Academy account so that the Khan platform can automatically ingest their PSAT scores and personalize their recommended course of study. SAT Changes: Scaling, Concordance, Scoring Delays, Interchangeability The College Board is attempting a statistical tightrope high-wire act in the way it is developing the scoring of the practice tests, the scoring of the official tests, and the concordance tables that will ultimately allow scores on the new tests to be evaluated against scores from the old test and, finally, against the ACT. The challenges faced by College Board to keep up with their own timelines are evidenced by their decision to release the first practice tests one PSAT in March, four SATs in May without the data to convert raw scores to scaled scores. Students taking these early practice tests will initially only be able to tally their total right and wrong answers; they will have to visit Khan Academy in late June or early July (the current estimate of when scales will be released) to convert those raw scores to estimated scaled scores. College Board is simultaneously projecting confidence in the soundness of this work while also admitting that it may be fuzzy. Ultimately the p ool of students taking the first official test in March 2016 will be the â€Å"gold master† reference group whose performance will be used to establish the final scale. College Board seems to expect and intend that the final scale for the new test will closely align with not only the practice test scaling, but also the old test. This remains to be seen. For students taking practice tests this summer for the new SAT and the ACT in order to make the best choice of which test should be their focus, it’s all going to be a little murky and reliant on a degree of speculation. Buyer Beware! Given the above, taking third-party mock practice tests for the new SAT is ill-advised. If the new SAT were a culinary concoction, the College Boards chefs would admit that it is currently half-baked and that they are still tweaking the recipe.   We know the list of ingredients and a rough sense of how the final dish should taste (and how much indigestion it will cause). Test prep companies already hawking their best-guess version and making ostensibly useful recommendations are being irresponsible and self-interested. Observing the behavior of test prep providers during this period of flux is a perfect opportunity to evaluate those companies ethics and priorities. It is extremely difficult for the College Board to get the scaling right on a new test; its simply impossible for a third party to beat them to it or to do it as well. The first official concordance table will be created to compare old and new PSAT scores and is expected to be ready within two to three months of the new PSAT’s debut in Oct 2015. This will be our first solid indication of whether scores on the old and new tests will align closely or if the College Board will be so bold as to push through major changes. The concordance between old and new SAT is projected to be available by summer 2016. A â€Å"derived concordance† will also be provided for comparing the ACT to the new SAT. It is synthetic, since it is not based on a common pool of students. Rather, it links new SAT to old SAT and then uses the old SAT and ACT relationship to derive a concordance. We won’t even attempt to guess when a true concordance with the ACT is going to be complete, but one would hope that these testing behemoths will cooperate such that colleges will have the tools they need in time to begin evaluating candidates for admission in the class of 2018 or 2019 cycles. Another nod in favor of the ACT is that the College Board’s reporting of scores will be delayed for the first administration of the new SAT in March 2016. Currently, students receive their SAT or ACT scores within just a few weeks of the test date. The March 2016 SAT scores cannot be finalized until the College Board has an opportunity to evaluate the data from the May 2016 test date, as well. Students opting for the new SAT will face the logistical and planning headache of not knowing their score until late May of their junior year. For the typical Compass student seeking to finalize a college list, make college visit plans, decide whether and when to retest, etc., this delay is awkward to say the least. ACT scores will continue to be reported promptly. The College Board reps are relatively confident that in the class of 2017 transition year, colleges will accept scores from both the old and new SAT. We have independently received these reports, as well. PSAT Changes: Structure and Timing, Schedule, Scoring, National Merit Not only is the content of the PSAT changing in 2015 to align with the new SAT, there will be important structural changes, too, as compared in the following table. The most significant change, from the student’s perspective, is that the length of the test is increasing by more than 25% to 2 hours and 45 minutes. The time allotted per question is increasing, but it remains to be seen whether that will actually translate into a test that feels less fast-paced. This is because, by all accounts, the amount of text students must digest before answering the questions is expected to increase. Historically, the PSAT was offered on both a Wednesday and a Saturday in October, with each high school deciding between one of two national test dates. In this transition year, the College Board has decided not to offer a Saturday PSAT date. The recommended 2015 PSAT will be Wednesday, October 14, with schools having the option to offer the test on an alternate date of October 28. A Saturday alternative is expected to return in 2016. PSAT score release may slide to Jan 2016, but they are still hoping Dec 2015 might be possible. 11th graders will have only the October option for the PSAT, but starting in 2016 schools will have the option to administer a spring PSAT to their 10th graders. Dubbed the â€Å"PSAT 10,† this test will be identical in structure and scoring to the October PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). Schools will have a multi-week window in the spring when they may choose to offer this test, and it is believed that schools who favor a spring-to-spring slate of assessments will opt for this timing. With so much else changing, why not change the PSAT scale as well? As of October 2015, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 scores will be reported on a 160-760 scale for each of two components: Math and Evidence Based Reading Writing. This normed-for-10th-grade scale is expected to play nicely with the 200-800 scale for the SAT. Younger students whose schools decide to offer the new â€Å"PSAT 8/9† to 8th and 9th graders will receive scores on a scale from 120-720. This â€Å"vertical scaling† allows educators to track student progress over time using a consistent scale. And, in case you missed it, the maximum total SAT score will once again be 1600. 2400 is dead, because Critical Reading and Writing are no longer scored separately. We have established  that the current SAT will suffice as a â€Å"confirming† score for National Merit Scholarship standing for those students who score in the 99th percentile on the new PSAT.  Top scorers will not be forced to take the new SAT if they have already done well on the current SAT. We welcome questions and feedback about any of the information discussed above. Meanwhile, we will keep our ear to the ground and will continue evaluating and reporting what we hear. The current 11th graders in the class of 2016 are forgiven for feeling relieved and fortunate that they will emerge from the college admission testing gauntlet without having had to cope with this rather chaotic period of change. 10th graders: hang on for the ride!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Brave New World Utopia Without Shakespeare - 1124 Words

Brave New World:nbsp; Utopia Without Shakespeare?nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; The Utopia of the future- something every human seemingly wants, but is it worth it to throw away everything for happiness and live in a world where only a few people can recall a man named Shakespeare? In Aldous Huxleys satirical novel, Brave New World, this cellophaned world, polished and regulated to perfection, is a reality. In this Utopia, people like Bernard Marx, an intelligent and adverse Alpha, the highest class of humans, are conditioned to worship the Great Ford, to believe everything the Controllers say, to amuse themselves with sports, feelies and non-utilitarian relationships and, most of all, to take soma, a drug simulating happiness,†¦show more content†¦Women are forced to take routine birth-control formulas to insure that no pregnancies occur. No love or intimacy exists, only physical pleasure. For recreation, people in the Brave New World amuse themselves with mindless sports, such as obstacle golf, or they attend feelies, movies in which the audience can feel the sensations and smell the aromas of the film. No books or poetry or philosophy exists to enrich their conditioned minds. They can only understand what theyre taught to understand. John experienced this sad reality in a frustrating attempt to force gammas to feel sorrow for someones death. They could not understand that emotion and they only stared at him with blank, identical faces. Therefore, these perfect people of a perfect society, live, lifeless, in their cellophaned world. They do not grow ugly and fat with age, they never experience hunger or discomfort or fear, yet the only happiness they feel is a simulation, an illusion. 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Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Deadly Side of Power - 779 Words

The Deadly Side of Power Power, have you ever thought about it? A word so simple in nature yet the possessor of it has the ability to alter the world. As human beings we are constantly affected by it one way or another. Whether it be through being controlled by it, desiring it, or containing it we cannot discredit the essentiality and presence of it in our world. Constantly throughout every day of our lives we face an aspect of power in one way or another however the most prevalent and relatable example we face is the control of the government. The Power of the government is and essential factor in ensuring the operation and success of a country. Without such a system to control and regulate society we would be lost. The problem however is if the government instead chooses to abuse there given power it can result in deadly implications for the citizens of the country. 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Friday, May 15, 2020

Essay On Police Corruption - 1711 Words

Good Cop, Bad Cop When something is said about a cop it usually goes one of two ways, either they are praised on the job they do or they are put down and called names. Police officers have been known to take bribes for illegal things. There is corruption all over the states, it is everywhere from Chicago to even Kansas. Police tactics are endangering civilian lives. Corruption is causing so much tension between civilians and officers.Even though a large quantity of officers are corrupt not all of them are, some do go above and beyond their duty and help their communities anyway they can. Not all police officers are corrupt, but the ones who are give a bad reputation to them all. It would help everyone if all cops could be trusted instead†¦show more content†¦(the Gale Group Inc., 2005) Majority of the crimes committed by police officers is either taking bribes in the form of money or drugs or helping a criminal in some form or fashion. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Women s Right For Equality - 1467 Words

n our society there is a need for equality for men and women, we must allow our well-being to achieve success. Researchers have been doing research on society to find the dissimilarities between women and men. We as women are by far the largest minority in the United States. I could relate the most important social, political and economic trends of the century, upon the achievements, as well as their missteps. Though we are making an effort to improve women s right for equality, the American dream is still yet to be achieved by many mothers, sisters, aunts, wives, and daughters. Yes all men are created equal but are women created equal as well? Their could be some discrepancy amongst the world that will say yes but women are a minority in this country. Men are the rulers over America, being very forgetful that because of women they live a productive lifestyle. Men and women should both be given the same equal rights in value and treatment. Within the workplace is one of t he main issues we deal with today. Women are just as capable of getting the job done the same as men. As in reinforcing gender stereotype they show that â€Å"men are portrayed as being more powerful†, in which they can be. Women and men were not made to be similar; however they want equal opportunities. â€Å"Each human being matters equally and has equal value and rights† (McMahan, J. 2008). Women and men are treated differently in the workplace and are unjust. It is stated in the Equal RightsShow MoreRelatedWomen s Rights And Equality1135 Words   |  5 Pagesdefinition of equality inquires that all genders have the same rights and opportunities. According to law women are able to work, talk, dress, act, and express freely in society. The 1st amendment reassures all Americans these freedoms. It does not assure that women can work, talk, dress, act, and express freely in society without concern of being socially accepted. We deserve the same rights men have had sin ce the beginning of time. In the past, the public has written the role women should bear;Read MoreWomen s Rights And Equality1020 Words   |  5 Pagesrun the world? Girls,† is an iconic lyric from Beyonce s â€Å"Run the World,† and may give the impression that women have been dominating the world, just like men. What a listener will not hear in â€Å"Run the World† is how long it took and how much effort it took just to give women the slight feeling of equality that they have today. The rights women have now would not be in place without the feminist movement, starting in the 1960s. In the 60s, women began to take action, believing that the phrase, â€Å"allRead MoreWomen s Rights And Equality1132 Words   |  5 PagesAlthough women’s rights and equality is progressing in the United States, there are progressing countries trying to achieve their overall gender index rank, which measures the human development of a country. From 2006 to 2014, Egypt s in equality gender gap index rank has increased significantly from 109 to 129 out of 173 countries of the world (Bekhouche, Hausmann, Tyson, Zahidi). During Ancient Egypt, women and men had the same rights to resources such as personal health, work, and education. ButRead MoreWomen s Rights, Equality, And Opportunities1269 Words   |  6 PagesEquality. The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. A simple concept yet so hard to achieve between sexes. Throughout history women have always been the minority and marginalized. They were thought of only being a caregiver, that could not exemplify the same work ethic men did. Women were and still are neglected the same rights men have. Since times have evolved women have fought for the rights they have. Yet even in the year 2015, men are still considered to beRead MoreWomen s Rights Of Gender Equality And Women1005 Words   |  5 PagesHistorically women have not been provided equal opportunities in competiti ve and collegiate sports. In the late 1800’s, social perception was that females were weak and although they were admired by men, they were treated like objects (Lumpkin, 2013). Competitive and collegiate sports were dominated by males, with little opportunity for women to participate. Females eagerly wanted to participate, however sports were perceived inappropriate which would put their femininity in question and putRead MoreWomen s Rights And Gender Equality Essay1506 Words   |  7 Pages All men and women were created equal. However, this obvious truth is not universally shared. Fortunately, there is a very real fight for gender equality that we are currently engaged in, and a participant in that fight that holds a fundamental role are non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NGOs exist as private, voluntary organizations that function without government restriction and bias because they are not for profit and not funded by the government. These organizations coordina te strategiesRead MoreWomen s Rights For Gender Equality1441 Words   |  6 PagesWhatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult (Charlotte Whitton). Women’s rights promote an equality between men and women. Equality between males and females would be both genders being treated equal and fair in all aspects of life. Many people have been fighting for centuries to transform women’s rights. Women’s rights regarding job opportunities, military advancements and pay gaps have transformed over centuries and need to continueRead MoreWomen s Rights And Gender Equality Essay2428 Words   |  10 Pagesmay not even bring anything or anyone significant to mind. But no matter what thoughts arise through them, all three of these words represent an ideology, and two of them commonly have to do with diet. Feminism, or the advocacy of women’s rights and gender equality, and veganism, or the lifestyle and d iet of avoiding animal products, are widely known and decently popular. However, locavorism, which is the lifestyle and diet of purchasing and eating locally and sustainably grown food in order to helpRead MoreGender Equality And Women s Rights1274 Words   |  6 Pages Women in the world still face discrimination and gender equality takes action to achieve women’s rights. AAUW provides and gives women the chance to have an education, while Catalyst reaches out to women to carry out equal pay, equal participation in the workplace, and remove discrimination. UN Women attains to human rights for women. Throughout history women have fought for gender equality in the workplace and in education, and every year organizations like AAUW, Catalyst, and UN Women haveRead MoreWomen s Rights Is The Fight For Equality1083 Words   |  5 PagesWomen’s rights is the fight for the idea that women should have equal rights with men. Over history, this has taken the form of gaining property rights, the women’s suffrage, or the right of women to vote, reproductive rights, and the right to work for for equal pay. Women were conditioned to be treated like second class citizens solely because of their gender until a crucial movement in American history during the late nineteenth century that would inspire a long fight for equality for generations

What s The First Thing That Comes Your Mind When You Hear

kay, be honest, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear, ‘Feminist’? Slutty man-haters? Bra-burning lesbians? Or abortion lover? We typically call these kinds of women radical feminist and that’s O.K., because I did too, until I did my research. How about defining a radical feminist as an advocate for gender equality in political, economic, and social reforms? Or I could break it down even further... According to Dictionary.com, we define radical as ‘of or going to the root or origin’ and feminist as ‘advocating rights for women equal to those of men’. So, Radical Feminist are going to the root or origin to advocate equal rights for women. Not as bad as we thought, right? Of course, there are other types of feminist who may fit our understanding. Such as, Lipstick Feminists who are reclaiming their feministic identity by arguing that make-up, suggestive clothing, and promiscuity are empowering. We agree with this, but when a woman is sexually assaulted and blamed for the clothing she chose to wear, we end up agreeing that she was wrong to provoke men and try to ruin their life by dressing like a ‘slut’ and being a ‘tease’. -Feminism at it s finest: A bunch of hilariously stupid Anti-Feminist ... The Riot grrrl movement of the 90’s helped promote the third-wave of feminism and emphasized on self-sufficiency and self-reliance. A prominent supporter of the movement was Kathleen Hana, but if we saw a grungy half-naked girl with hairy pits,Show MoreRelatedThe Death Of The Barn Essay1543 Words   |  7 Pagesbrief conversation, the farmer said, I can put you up for one night, but you ll have to stay in the barn; the salesman, not having many options, agreed and wandered to the barn. Early the next morning the farmer came in, and said, Were you comfortable? The salesman replied, I had a great time; I talked to all the animals. The farmer replied astounded, You talked to the animals? 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Drainage System in Kathmandu free essay sample

Though government has made many commitments to improve the present status of sewage management but no serious actions has been taken in this regard. Wastewater treatment facilities are very limited, and where provided they suffer from chronic disrepair, maintenance and operation problems, and are often non-functional. If the rate of disposal of this sewage goes on with this present situation then it will be very hard for all inhabitants of the city. The problem has been further intensified by immense increase in population of urban areas which ultimately increases the problem.The Kathmandu Valley which is the center of administration, commercial, social and economic activities is the most densely populated region in Nepal where the population has been increasing rapidly. During the last three decades, the growth in population has been significantly driven by in-migration. The rapid un-planned urbanization of the Kathmandu Valley has brought negative impacts to its overall development. We will write a custom essay sample on Drainage System in Kathmandu or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Lack of operational wastewater system facilities has converted all rivers of valley into a highly polluted watercourse.Congested and crowded roads brought hardship to travellers and road junctions became garbage dumping sites. Despite these negative impacts, the urbanization of the Valley continued at a similar rate for the last 10 years. The oldest sewers in the core area of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur were built during the Malla period for conveyance of surface drainage and domestic sewage. The sewerage system of the core area was further developed during 1898 – 1950 by the Rana dynasty.The drainage system was further developed in various five years plan and various legislations are also been made. Although there is a legal requirement to connect wastewater pipes from a property to a sewer if the public sewer is within 30m, few property owners are willing to do this. Also there is lack of co-ordination between various government agencies, such as municipalities and others working on the sewerage sector in the Valley. 5. Proposed Methodology This is a descriptive type of research.